Hot List 2010

Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy 

21 Via del Salviatino

Italy 50137

Tel: 39 055 90411

Although Il Salviatino has a Fiesole address—the neighborhood long the hillside summer retreat of great Florentine families—this 45-room grand villa is actually located at the bottom of the town's famous hill (not the most atmospheric part). Nevertheless, once you're on the hotel's vast grounds, the panorama is still pretty spectacular. Il Salviatino is undergoing a massive re-landscaping of its 12-acre gardens, but the fifteenth-century property is already impressive, with handsome common areas including an entrance hall with a vaulted brick ceiling (where carriage horses used to be housed) and a wood-paneled library with antique leatherbound volumes, as well as marvelously restored rooms that have original details such as black-and-white-checkered marble floors and frescoed ceilings and that are made comfortably modern with tufted leather headboards, TVs that cleverly double as oversized mirrors, and rain showers enhanced by LED lighting. One suite, the Affresco, features a bathtub shaped like a twelfth-century stone sarcophagus. At night, the property is illuminated by silver candelabras and outdoor lanterns, creating a romantic atmosphere. Dine at La Terraza, where gnudi with potato ravioli and sea bass with tomato and black olives are among the standouts. There is no formal check-in, but "service ambassadors" are concierges and butlers in one.
Which room to book: No. 2, a Garden De Luxe, has garden access and a statue of a bathing woman; the top-floor suites, Ojetti and Marcello, have roof terraces with sweeping views.
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